A new West Virginia law going into effect prevents patients from getting abortions because they believe their child will be born with a disability.

The ban was signed by Gov. Jim Justice in March.

It provides exceptions in the case of a medical emergency or in cases where a fetus is “nonmedically viable.” It was one of the more controversial bills passed during the 2022 legislative session.

Its supporters said it would help protect people with disabilities.

Others say the proposal was just another tool to further limit abortion in West Virginia, which is currently barred after 20 weeks.